After almost seven months of hardcore isolation, I decided to go up the coast to celebrate my birthday week with a few days of photography, relaxation, hiking, and separation from the madness of the connected world. It was therapeutic. I filled my days with pursuits that enriched me and didn’t waste my time on things … Continue reading Our October Symphony
When Amazon announced the addition to its board of directors of General Keith Alexander, the controversial former chief of the National Security Agency, the condemnation came thick and fast. Alexander is the mastermind of a widespread surveillance program. His appointment to the board of Amazon only stoked the fears that Amazon and its Amazon Web Services … Continue reading In Convenience We Trust
First Huawei, then TikTok and last week, WeChat: we are navigating stormy seas when it comes to the US-China relationship. It all seems very arcane to an average person. After all, it is easy to find a replacement for TikTok. We don’t use Huawei and WeChat as ordinary Americans. But when the blowback comes, it … Continue reading US-China Tech War: Apple is in the eye of a hurricane.